Units of Study

PACS6911 - Key Issues in Peace and Conflict Studies

Intensive July, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Jake Lynch


This unit introduces students to theories of peace, conflict and violence. It demonstrates the interdisciplinary character of peace and conflict studies and the application of theories and methods across the spectrum of conflict types from intrapersonal and interpersonal, to community, inter-ethnic and international. Students gain an understanding of the nature of social conflict, causes of violence, and the meanings of peace, as well as conflict analysis and resolution and the means of achieving peace with justice in different conflict settings.


1x2500wd personal learning journal (30%), 1x3500wd essay (60%), and class participation (10%)


1x2-hr seminar/week or equivalent intensive



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